Valerian is a plant common in the temperate zones in Europe and Asia.
The valerian root contains among other things GABA, valolenic acid (and other mono- and sesquiterpenes), (iridoïd) valepotriats and alkaloïds. GABA is the most important neurotransmitter the central nervous system and has a sedating and calming effect on the brain.
Typically the root of valerian is used to make a tea or the root is grinded into powder to make capsules or the root is used to make a so called tincture.
Valerian is mostly used for (chronic) sleeplesness, or to battle stess and anxiety or restless leg syndrome. It can take a few weeks for the effects to become noticable.
Valerian with kratom
If you use kratom to battle for instance anxiety, stress or sleeplesness (usually red kratom strains work well for these things) you can use the kratom very well together with valerian root.
How to make a valerian tea
The cut roots we sell can only be used to make a tea from. There are several ways to make a valerian tea:
1) use 400 ml hot water (not boiling but moderately hot) and put between 2 and and 3 teaspoons of valerian root inside. Let it soak for 5 minutes and then remove the valerian root. You can drink the tea with honey.
2) This is the best way to make valerian tea: Use 500 ml of cold water and put 2 or 3 teaspoons of valerian root inside. Let the roots soak into the water for 8 hours or more. (the best time to make this tea is before you go to bed so you can just let the roots soak all night while you are asleep).
In the morning remove the roots, warm the tea in magnetron (but not make it too hot) and drink the tea throughout the day.
It is best not to take valerian before going to bed but just take it throughout the day, for instance a cup of tea twice or three times a day around meals.